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by Barry Gifford

This volume comprises six interlocking novels which chart the wild lives of star-crossed lovers Sailor Ripley and Lula Pace Fortune. The bizarre and varied characters of the stories inhabit a surreal world where paradoxes abound.
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ISBN: 0802134548
ISBN13: 978-0802134547
Category: Literature
Subcategory: United States
Author: Barry Gifford
Language: English
Publisher: Grove Press (April 16, 1996)
Pages: 304 pages
ePUB size: 1371 kb
FB2 size: 1146 kb
Rating: 4.5
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Fun, sad, touching. Good read. I liked Wild at Heart more.
a follow-up to "wild at heart," the book that inspired the movie by the same name, directed by david lynch. this book is written in mini-stories that follow lula, pace and sailor as they grow up, skipping great spans of time at the climax of each story to bring you to the next noteworthy event in their lives. intertwined themes and characters make for an adventure you'll not soon forget.

the first story is called "sailor's holiday" and was previously published as a stand-alone book. if you're navigating your way through the wild world of the former denizens of big tuna, you'll not need to duplicate your purchase. just read "the wild life of sailor and lula" and you'll have "sailor's holiday" as well.

anyway, with that little piece of advice out of the way, i have to say that i LOVE this book. "wild at heart" was a fun read, and normally i would recommend reading the book before you see the movie, but in this case, i have to say it was pretty fun imagining laura dern and nicholas cage growing old together.

some of the changes made in the movie version negate plot twists that we get in this book, but like i said, very fun to read. another interesting aspect: mr. gifford has a sparse writing style. the chapters tend to be no more than 2 or 3 pages, so where most writers would leave you feeling like you'd missed something by having so few words telling their story, he manages to capture only the most important details and let them do the talking.

another book that ties in is "perdita durango." it follows one of the minor characters from "wild at heart." it's also been made into a movie "dance with the devil." so there, i've spoiled your weekend. go check out these books and movies, lay off the booze, get some tasty snacks and frosty beverages and stay in the house for a change.
I should start off this review by saying that I saw the David Lynch-directed movie starring Nick Cage and Laura Dern long before I read these awesome books by Barry Gifford. If you've never experienced the vivacious style of Barry Gifford, you're in for a treat. His writing style is exceptionally unique, as another reviewed mentioned. His chapters are short and sweet, which makes for easy ready at a fast and rewarding pace. With characters like Beany Thorn and the rest of this gang, the Wild Life of Sailor and Lula is a wonderful continuation of their arduous love story. Whether you're a Sailor and Lula follower or someone who as never experienced Barry Gifford before, I'm confidant that you'll love these books for their honest sense of life and unadulterated American style.